Karate is the martial art that utilizes punching, elbow strikes, knee strikes and kicking. There are several different forms of karate, the main ones being Shito-ryu, Goju-ryu, Shotokan-ryu, and Wado-ryu. The Wado-ryu style is coming to Salt Lake Community College with the founding of the Karate Club.
Osaka Toshio – Chairman of the USA Wado-Ryu Karate (Mugi’s teacher)
This style is recognized by the emperor of Japan.
Contact Mugi at email@example.com or 801-907-0774
“Wado-ryu is one of the few traditional styles of karate there is,” says Munkhbat Batmunkh (Mugi), founder of SLCC’s Karate Club. “That’s the style I will use in the Karate Club.”
Mugi is a black belt in the Wado-ryu style and is working toward a degree in political science.
“Wado-ryo is not flashy,” says Mugi. “This style puts you in the ideal position to fight. Instead of a lower stance that some forms of Karate promote, you are in more of a standing position. Picture a mix between karate and jujitsu. It is one of the few karate styles recognized by the emperor of Japan.”
Mugi plans to use this club to teach self-discipline and help others.
“I want people to know what karate is really like,” says Mugi. “If you want to change yourself then come and see me.”
Once every two to three weeks, students will have the opportunity to learn from a Karate master from Japan.
“My teacher, Osaka Toshio, is the USA Karate Federation chairman. He said that he would be willing to come down and help out with the club,” says Mugi. “Normally, it costs karate organizations $5,000 a day to learn from him, so this is a great opportunity.”
Students interested in joining the Karate Club should contact Mugi at 801-907-0774 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. As soon as enough students join, Mugi plans on setting a time and place for the club to meet.